Work Experience

We believe that educating people about wildlife is crucial to improving the ever increasing challenges faced by wild animals, so we offer work experience placements for a variety of young people.

The students who take advantage of these placements come from all sorts of institutions, including colleges, universities, schools, and vet schools, and they make up a key part of our work force. In return for us teaching them as much as we can about British wild animals and birds, they provide us with another pair of hands.

Our work experience placements are all about 'on the job' training. The students take their place within the team and are treated as a member of staff. The work can be difficult and often physically demanding, however the rewards are huge.

We also accept students who are involved in the Duke of Edinburgh awards and need to undertake volunteering as part of their award. Students must be committed to undertaking a minimum of 3 hours at each shift on a regular basis with us.

If you would like to book a work experience placement with us please send an email to with the subject 'work experience'. Places do book up fast, but we will try to accommodate the dates requested where possible.